Julia Lathrop, VC 1880
Mar. 1, 2017
Part of a series edited by historian Carol Berkin called “The Lives of American Women,” history professor Miriam Cohen’s new biography Julia Lathrop: Social Service and Progressive Government focuses on the aspects of Lathrop’s life that make her a pivotal figure in the Progressive Era.
When Hundredths of a Second Count
Feb. 24, 2017
Associate Head Track Coach Justin Harris is working with the USA National Bobsled and Skeleton Team in the run-up to next year’s winter Olympics, using his expertise in biomechanics to help them shave hundredths of a second off of their starting-line sprints.
A New Way of Doing Philosophy
Feb. 3, 2017
In his podcast series Hi-Phi Nation, Vassar Associate Professor of Philosophy Barry Lam uses storytelling and contemporary ethical dilemmas to bring philosophy to a wide audience.
The Economics of Climate Change
Jan. 27, 2017
Cheap energy isn’t really cheap. That’s the thesis of Climate Change and Natural Disasters by Vinod Thomas, a former member of Vassar’s Department of Economics. Thomas argues that turning to renewable energy will not only help save the planet but also enrich the world economy.
Harry Roseman: A video portrait by Bryce Daniel ’17
Jan. 20, 2017
Film major Bryce Daniel, Vassar class of 2017, chose artist and sculptor Harry Roseman as the subject for his final project for his documentary filmmaking class. Professor of art and sculpture at Vassar, Roseman takes us on a brief tour of his home studio and offers us a glimpse into his process of making art.